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What is Ask Your Relative?

Ask Your Relative is a team of educators, public health professionals, and caring adults supporting Native Youth through our Q&A service.

Here, Native you(th) can ask questions on various topics ranging from how to flat stitch to snagging.

We do our best to answer – as your relatives, we recognize how identity, culture, and community influence our lives and health.

You've got questions, we've got answers!

We’ve got celebrity guests! What have you been dying to ask?

Ask Your Relative is excited to be joined by some special celebrity guest relatives, including actors Dallas Goldtooth (Reservation Dogs, Rutherford Falls), Ryan Begay (Breaking Bad, Dark Winds), musician Quinn Christopher, seamstress Nikki Corbett, and more!

Click here to submit your question for a guest relative or the form below to submit a question for the Ask Your Relative team!

Free

Updated within the last 1 month.

?The Boerne Concert Band is a non-profit organization providing a venue for local musicians to present popular music in concert for family-oriented audiences to enjoy.

If you want to join, please email our music director, Larry Schmidt.

Please email us for information on upcoming events or check out our Facebook page.

Larry Schmidt Send email
Updated within the last 5 months.

Come and enjoy quality time with your family and friends in the great outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch, take a walk, enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, scenery, and de-stress.

Studies show people who spend time in parks will be sick less often, which means less time missed from school and work,  lower healthcare costs, and better overall health.

Alcohol is prohibited. Amenities are first come, first serve.

Amenities:

  • Bike Rack
  • Pavilion/Gazebo
  • Public Art Display

The City of San Antonio no longer accepts reservations for Alamo Plaza.

Sunday - Saturday: sunrise to sunset
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Little Church of La Villita is a non-denominational Church in the Historic La Villita Village in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

We are an active Church with ongoing projects such as a food pantry, clothing distribution, annual Thanksgiving Basket distribution, and availability for the Church rental for religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms, etc. We also have a retail presence in La Villita, the Starving Artist Art Gallery.

Click here for the application

Sunday Worship: 11:00 AM
Updated within the last month

Our Mission is to collect, preserve and share the cultural heritage of African Americans in the San Antonio region. 

Our Vision is to be the leading model for community archives and museums in the world.

We are open 7 days a week! Come visit us today!

Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Deborah Omowale Jarmon Send email
Heather Williams Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

San Antonio has a rich history of telling our stories and sharing our culture. Art Everywhere celebrates art and artists by incorporating this art into the public realm. It adds vibrancy and a more global quality of life, promotes the creative economy, and acts as a magnet for businesses, residents, visitors, and foot traffic.

Art Everywhere makes downtown beautiful and playful – but now has even greater depth; it puts local artists (small-business people) back to work and lends downtown businesses a bit of coolness.

Click here to explore the art downtown and learn how you can take a self-guided tour!

If you are interested in supporting the Art Everywhere Project or have questions, please contact Andrea ‘Andi’ Rodriguez at [email protected]

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Andi Rodriguez Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

San Antonio’s culture and diversity inspire a wealth of exciting activations and happenings.

Click here to find out how you can connect with San Antonio's rich, diverse culture.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Matt Brown Send email
Priscilla Lopez Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

An Urban Oasis.

Peacock Alley is a privately owned alley temporarily managed by Centro San Antonio, the nonprofit with a mission to make Downtown more welcoming, beautiful, playful and prosperous. 

This past summer we hosted a series of community events including movie nights, performances and markets leading to a total of 36 activations, 60 vendors, 24 performances, and over 8,000 attendees. 

Click here for the latest updates on upcoming events on Peacock Alley.

Updated within the last 3 months.

The San Antonio Fire Museum is, as many visitors say, one of San Antonio’s hidden gems. What began as a dream of five firefighters assigned together at old #19's station in 1997, has become one of the most notable Fire Museums in the country. Today, the Museum is located at San Antonio’s original Central Fire Headquarters at 801 E Houston St next door to the world-famous Alamo.

Click here to reserve a day and time. For groups, everyone has to be present for time of reservation to gain entrance. If 20 minutes late, must pay their own. 

Admission:

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Seniors (60+): $6.00
  • Children (3 -12): $4.00
  • Children under 3: Free
  • Military (is active, in uniform, and must show ID): Free
  • SAFD (is active,in uniform, and must show ID): Free
  • All Scheduled Groups of 10 - 25:  $2 each
  • Group Tours are available for $4.00 per person (maximum of 25 per group). Pre-schedule at least TWO WEEKS in advance. For more questions, click here to send an email. 
  • 1st Tuesday: Free for all ages
Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 6 months.

Welcome to Hemisfair—it’s home, no matter where you’re from.

With one complete public park and two more on the way, Hemisfair has something for everyone.

Navigating to the Hemisfair District is easy!

Have a question about Hemisfair? 

Hemisfair is an inclusive place for everyone to enjoy.

Click here to Book Your Event

Open Daily 5:00 AM – Midnight
Updated within the last year

The Alamo Street Choir offers a musical outlet for the homeless, the marginalized, and anyone interested in singing!

Our voices of hope and wisdom will bring the community to a higher level of beauty through the art of singing.

The choir is a joint program between the SA Chamber Choir and Corazon San Antonio.

Free.

Wednesday: 5:00 PM (In the Sanctuary)
Tracy Bjella Powers Send email
Updated within the last year

Our performance ensembles are the cornerstone of our organization. These choirs consist of boys and girls ages 9+ and provide a comprehensive and challenging curriculum of performance-based instruction that ranges from the basics of vocal technique to music literacy and history, all accomplished using a wide and balanced repertoire.

Visit the site to see age groups, eligibility and rehearsal times and location. 

If interested, please sign an Interest form

Ages 15-18.
The pinnacle treble-voice ensemble for experienced singers.

Tuition: $725.00

$100 Registration fee
Register online.

Encore | Grades 9-12 Pinnacle treble-voice ensemble for experienced singers. Director: Dr. Carolyn Cruse Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45-9:00 pm Location: Alamo Heights United Methodist | 825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
Updated within the last 4 months.
0.43 miles away, PO Box 39331, San Antonio, TX, 78218 , D2

San Antonio's Film and Entertainment and Media industry is currently growing at a rapid pace. The Arrows in Motion Project is a weekly program that has been created to develop, train, and prepare young adults to follow their passions into the entertainment industry.  By providing performances and resume-building oppotunities that align with our mission of encouraging creative dreamers to become authentic artist A.I.M. promotes community education and training, which, in part, prepares the participants for productive employment that meets the new professional needs of the city.

Most ages accepted. Call for more information.

Deanna Brown Send email
(210) 842-1839
Updated within the last year

Our ensemble of professional-caliber singers, originating from San Antonio and the surrounding areas, is really what sets our choir apart from the several great musical groups the city has to offer. Many of our singers are professional performers or music educators right here in San Antonio!

Under the direction of Artistic Director, Rick Bjella, these singers apply their musicianship and diverse experiences to elevate the choir to new heights of musical excellence.

Click here to view the concert schedule.

Interested in singing with the San Antonio Chamber Choir?

We are always eager to discover choral talent and encourage you to audition! Click here for more information.

Rick Bjella
(210) 223-8624
Roland Barrera Send email
Updated within the last year

Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral merge the historic architecture of the nation's oldest continuously operating Catholic sanctuary with enchanting music of some of the finest, award-winning artists from around the globe.

Click here for Program Book and more information.

Free and open to the public.

Select Sundays: 7:00 PM
Anya Grokhovski, DMA
(210) 464-1534 x: 1
Julya Jara, CFRE
Updated within the last year

Artpace San Antonio is a nonprofit residency program which supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. As a catalyst for artistic expression, we engage local communities with global art practices and experiences.

Click here for the current exhibitions.

Click here for the latest events.

Free parking is available at 513 N Flores

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Riley Robinson
Updated within the last 4 months.
0.72 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
Notice

Texana/Genealogy services are currently available on the first floor of Central Library across from the main information desk during regular hours of operation.

Since 1995, the Texana/Genealogy Department has been located on the sixth floor of the Central Library at 600 Soledad Street downtown. The department occupies approximately 10,000 square feet. Within the Department are:

  • approximately 60,000 microforms
  • 75,000 books 
  • 110 drawers of archival files 
  • 11 map cabinets 
  • 300 cubic feet of archival collections.

Texana/Genealogy services are available by appointment, please call 210-207-2500, email, or through Ask MySAPL.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Heather Ferguson
(210) 207-2559
Updated within the last month

The Advanced Learning Academy (ALA) at Fox Tech is a 4th - 12th Grade campus in the San Antonio Independent School District.

By using the broader community as its classroom, ALA leads in transforming the education model. Teachers collaborate to create a personalized learning experience for all students and foster a passion for exploration, deep thinking, problem-solving, and creative design. Authentic learning experiences provide all students with cutting-edge learning skills that prepare them for all futures they envision for themselves.

ALA is built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model:

  • deep learning
  • individuality
  • flexible design
  • connection

 

ALA Fox Tech campus is open to students in 4th - 12th Grade. If there are fewer applications than seats available, no lottery is conducted and all students are accepted.  If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery is conducted, offers are made for the number of seats available, and the remaining students are waitlisted.  

ALA employs design thinking as a major pillar of its educational philosophy, which uses empathy to understand the needs of real people and understands that problems seldom have one perfect solution.

ALA offers college prep opportunities like AP and dual-credit courses, and extracurricular programs like newspaper, gardening, and art.

To learn more, sign up here for one of our information sessions; Tour the school and meet the staff and current students. 

ALA at Fox Tech partners with San Antonio ISD. To apply, please click here for their online enrollment system.

Advanced Learning Academy is a Tuition Free, Public School that accepts students from across the Greater San Antonio Region.

Regular Bell Schedule
Kathy Bieser
(210) 738-9763
Updated within the last year

The San Antonio River Foundation’s mission is to enhance the San Antonio River Basin as a vibrant cultural, educational, ecological, and recreational experience.

Click here to view all the places to find art along the SA River.

Click here to explore the mission reach.

Click here to explore the museum reach.

Click here for the latest updates and events.

Frates Seeligson Send email
Sara Ramirez Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.

Civic Engagement/Base Building: We seek to educate, facilitate, and help others understand the community engagement process through a variety of outreach efforts. Read more.

Restoritive Justice and Healing: We work to create equitable environments of support and care for students and youth who have been directly impacted by systemic racism and the inequities surrounding underserved communities. Read more.

Youth Leadership Development: AIT-SCM's YLD initiative consists of four interactive elements which include Education, Mentoring, Health and Wellness, and Advocacy/Skill-Building groups. Read more.

Tribal and Urban Native Equity: Our goal is not to just see Native American culture preserved, but honored, embraced, and thriving in Bexar County and surrounding areas. Read more.

Warrior Roots Community Organizing Training Camp: The camp's goal is to raise consciousness and develop the collective leadership skills of People's Movements in south Texas with the vision of building a sustainable network of communities capable of mobilizing to protect and defend ourselves accordingly. Read more.

Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation Advocacy: AIT-SCM is helping to revitalize their ancestral language, assemble an archive of historical documents and works, elevate a national voice, and sustain indigenous values. Read more. 

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Ramon J. Vasquez
Sabrina San Miguel
Updated within the last 5 months.

Yanaguana Mission Tours: Learn the history of the missions as told by the people who lived there. Read more.

AIT Dance Theater: We produce unique artistic and cultural events that reflect the heritage of Native Americans in San Antonio. Read more.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 5 months.

The Texas Heritage Project conducts humanities-based research to assemble never-before-made-public family artifacts of historical significance to the South-Central Texas region.

To develop the archive/repository, the Project holds community-based events called "History Harvests" during which families gather to display their family's artifacts. Together they celebrate their cultural identity and the efforts of the Indigenous/Latino communities that contributed and continue to contribute to the rich cultural history and heritage of the region.

Click here to explore the digital repository.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

The San Antonio Museum of Art enriches lives through exceptional experiences with art. Its mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret significant works of art representing a broad range of history and world cultures to strengthen our shared understanding of humanity.

Come curious; leave inspired.

Bexar County Residents Free General Admission Hours:

  • Tuesday, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, generously funded by H-E-B.
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, generously funded by the Mays Family Foundation. 
  • Adults: $20
  • Seniors (65+): $17
  • Military: $12
  • Students: $12
  • Youth (13 to 18): $10
  • Children (12 & under): FREE

Click here for more information.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thanksgiving (Closed) Christmas Eve (Open From 10 AM to 3 PM) Christmas Day (Closed) New Year's Eve (Open From 10 AM to 3 PM) New Year's Day (Closed) Easter Sunday (Closed) Battle of Flowers (April 26, 2024, Closed) Fiesta Flambeau Parade (April 27, 2024, Open From 10 AM to 3 PM) Independence Day (Closed)
Updated within the last year

Accordian Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the 3-row button accordion.

Bajo Sexto Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the Mexican 12-string guitar.

As a non-profit organization, the Conjunto Heritage Taller offers low cost, and sometimes free lessons, to make this opportunity accessible to anyone who has an interest in learning.

Due to Covid-19, all in-person lessons have been postponed. All lessons are taught on Zoom.

Click here for more information and registration.

Hours
Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Keli Rosa Cabunoc Romero, MA Send email
(210) 212-8560
Valeria Alderete Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Conjunto Heritage Taller recognizes the positive impact of music on our aging community and we foster “creative aging”, by providing music programming that supports and enriches adults across the aging spectrum! Annually, with the support of the Texas Commission on the Arts, we hold at least two free senior programs consisting of 8-week long introductory accordion classes, held at different San Antonio senior centers, taught by one of our master accordion instructors.

Primary outcomes of our senior programs can be seen among our students, who develop an understanding of the accordion or bajo sexto and eventually perform in the senior recital. We have observed that students gain self-confidence and pride when they master tunes they have worked hard to learn, and when they go on stage and receive a positive audience response.

Students participating in our senior programs exhibit positive results with added benefits of warding off depression and loneliness. CHT senior programs are facilitated in predominantly low-income, inner-city senior centers with the goal of positively serving our communities through creative aging!

Seniors Only.

Click here for more information.

Hours
Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Keli Rosa Cabunoc Romero, MA, Executive Director Cabunoc Romero, MA Send email
(210) 212-8560
Valeria Alderete Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Youth Development Department of Ella Austin Community Center is a year-round project, composed of two programs: the After School Program and the Summer Enrichment Program.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

The After School Program offers homework assistance to students, aged 6 – 14 years of age (Elementary – Middle School grades). It provides educational and recreational activities, fine arts (art, music, drama, and creative writing), library usage, and a computer lab.

Students are provided with after-school hot meals catered by the San Antonio Food Bank.

Positive self-esteem is promoted through motivational speakers, field trips to college campuses, and the celebration of cultures.

The program tracks the academic development of each student by observing their grade cards and progress reports from their schools. Academic development is a very crucial component of the After School Program and degreed/certified staff offer tutoring to youth in areas where they may be academically deficient. Additionally, recreation, socialization skills, positive self-esteem, and character building are promoted in the program.

Tuition-free scholarships for our Youth Development Programs are available for youth ages 6-15.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

The Summer Enrichment Program occurs during the summer months. Youth have a daily schedule that provides time for sports and recreation, board games, problem-solving/brain teaser activities, physical fitness, fine arts (which usually includes a drama or musical production by summer’s end), computer lab, and library usage, a book club, motivational speakers, field trips and career exploration.

Youth are provided with lunch and an afternoon snack each day.

Participants' academic skills are enhanced by practices and drills in subjects of the grade level that they have just completed using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum.

STEM PROGRAM

Ella Austin Community Center incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into all of its youth programs.

We also offer a year-round Science and Math Academy for qualified eleven- to fifteen-year-olds in partnership with St. Philip’s College, The Center of Excellence for Mathematics, and for Sciences. The academy focuses on fun topics with high-demand careers such as engineering, biotechnology, game design, alternative energy, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

At-risk youth aged 6–14 years of age (elementary –and middle school grades).

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Computer Use
Monday: after school – 5:30 PM Tuesday: after school – 5:30 PM Wednesday: after school – 5:30 PM Thursday: after school – 5:30 PM Friday: after school – 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED The program has extended hours when there is a school closure for staff development days and holidays.
Dr. Linda Cherry Send email
(210) 224-2351
Veronica Gonzales Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

Advanced Learning Academy (ALA) lifts the ceiling on learning for all members of the educational community. ALA provides 21st-century opportunities within a caring and open community and fosters a depth of thinking, problem-solving, creative design, and real-world applications. Students develop deep content knowledge and cutting-edge learning skills to prepare them for any and all futures they can envision.

The curriculum at ALA relies heavily on Project-Based Learning, which is an approach to education that emphasizes learning through creating. Projects aren’t just replacements for tests, they’re real-world creations that start their development at the very beginning of a new unit of content.  

ALA is built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model:

  • deep learning
  • individuality
  • flexible design
  • connection

ALA is open to students in Pre-K to 3rd Grade. If there are fewer applications than seats available, no lottery is conducted and all students are accepted.  If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery is conducted, offers are made for the number of seats available, and the remaining students are waitlisted.  

ALA at Euclid (PK-3) Information Sessions: 
Students and parents are invited to attend an information session after school on select Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 PM. Once you submit this form, your registration for your selected date and time is confirmed. 

As a professional development school for Trinity University, the education faculty at the college help facilitate the curriculum design.

ALA uses the RULER approach to teaching social and emotional learning that was created by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

ALA at Euclid partners with San Antonio ISD. To apply, please click here for their online enrollment system.

Advanced Learning Academy is a tuition-free, public school that accepts students from across the Greater San Antonio Region.

Regular Bell Schedule
Kathy Bieser
(210) 738-9760
Updated within the last year
1.26 miles away, 127 Lewis St, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

Founded in 2002, Alamo City Community Marching Band is the original San Antonio marching band, composed of adult volunteers from all walks of life, who are dedicated to using their musical talents to bring joy and happiness to all.

Covid restrictions are being followed, so everyone must wear a mask!

To join, no tryouts are necessary.

ACCMB rehearses every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the VFW Post, located at 3202 Ackerman Road, Kirby, TX.
Visitors are very welcome!

Hours
Monday: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 3 months.

CineMujer

The CineMujer series offers opportunities for unheard women’s voices to break the silence using films and videos – providing a platform for alternate perspectives with those films that depict issues of social, economic, racial and environmental justice. The series have also provided a platform for women filmmakers to demonstrate their line of work.

Past installments of CineMujer have featured over 100 critically acclaimed films focusing on a range of issues including the emergence of Afro-German consciousness, racial justice organizing, the political and historical heritage of Latin America, the power of ideas, the need to reflect and evaluate social justice tactics, the emergence of bilingual education, the search for self identity, and much more. Each series also hopes to highlight significant women – many marked as revolutionaries, visionaries, and radicals.

Other, Out & Beyond Film Programming

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s Other, Out and Beyond Film Series captures the traditions of the Esperanza’s historic film and video festivals: Out at the Movies; The Other America and CineMujer. Through the Other, Out and Beyond Film Series, Esperanza moves “beyond” the range of these historic festivals, incorporating an even broader range of international issues of social and political import.

Other, Out and Beyond celebrates the lives, struggles, cultures and strength of people throughout the world.  It’s about expanding our minds, expanding our hearts, and expanding our communities to embrace across difference.

Click here for the latest upcoming CineMujer events.

Click here for the latest upcoming Other, Out & Beyond Film Programming events.

Graciela Sanchez
(210) 228-0201
Updated within the last year

La Voz de Esperanza is a monthly newsjournal featuring stories, news, poetry and artwork submitted voluntarily by members of our community.

La Voz is a resource for peace, justice, and human rights through written word. It provides a forum for criticism, information, education, humor and other creative works. La Voz provokes bold actions in response to local and global problems, with the knowledge that the many risks we take for the earth, our bodies, and the dignity of all people will result in profound change for the seven generations to come.

Before La Voz issues are sent out, Buena Gente gather at monthly La Voz mailouts to help fold the newsjournal. Any time you can spare to help us fold is appreciated and needed. Sign up as a Buena Gente volunteer or give us a call at 210-228-0201 to sign up.

Click here to submit an article.

Click here to search past issues.

Graciela Sanchez
(210) 228-0201
Gloria Ramirez
Updated within the last year

Esperanza’s annual International Peace Market/Mercado Internacional de Paz brings people together in the tradition of open-air markets found in indigenous communities around the world.

The Peace Market fills up two floors of the Esperanza Center and spills out into the patio and onto Evergreen St. with a festive community spirit. El Mercado de Paz gives shoppers direct access to global and local artesanos who sell unique handcrafted goods with themes of peace, social justice, cultural diversity and ecological concerns and it provides an alternative to the hectic holiday shopping offered by malls, big-box stores and impersonal vendors.

The success of Peace Market lies in the selection of vendors who see that the trend towards corporate shopping and mass production is leading to a decline of humanity. Our shoppers interact directly with artists and know that their hard-earned money goes to deserving individuals and the communities they represent.

Live performances as well as a variety of food and drinks for sale makes the day even more enjoyable for gente of all ages.

Other notable guests at the Peace Market include international artisans well known throughout the world. Artisans have included Teresa López Jiménez from Jichitan, Vasquez Family members from Teotitlan, Cristina Antonio Herrera, Irene Aguilar, Cecilia Bautista, Magdalena Pedro Martinez, Enedina Vasquez Cruz, Verónica Lorenzo Quiroz from, Taller Leñateros from Chiapas, and numerous artisans from the Red Binacional Niu Matat Napawika a network of artisan groups from across Mexico.

Click here for the latest upcoming Mercado de Paz, Peace Market events.

Graciela Sanchez
(210) 228-0201
Updated within the last year

Noche Azul de Esperanza is our multi-year ongoing series of intimate café style performances with acclaimed singer/songwriter-in-Residence Azul Barrientos. Azul presents a multimedia monthly concert series exploring cultural themes and genres relevant to Afro/Latino/Indigenous cultures, with guest musicians like Jonathan Raveneau, Bett Butler and Joel Dilley, George and Aaron Prado, and Nina Rodriguez.

Featuring a new theme,multimedia presentation, and musical lineup each month, the sounds and genres of Noche Azul have included boleros, rancheras, folklore, tangos, jazz, afro-latin, and much more. Noche Azul showcases traditional Mexican songs while highlighting the cultural influences and interconnections between Latin America, Africa, Spain and Mexico.

Click here for the latest on upcoming Noche Azul de Esperanza events.

Graciela Sanchez
Updated within the last year